RAPID REACTION: The Blackhawks fell to the New Jersey Devils 8-5 on Monday night at the Prudential Center.
Patrick Kane's four-point night continued a run of dominance for #88, in which he's recorded five straight multi-point games and scored ten goals in his last nine games. Kane's evening began with a power play goal from a tight angle, bringing the Blackhawks level after Blake Coleman opened the scoring for New Jersey.
Video: CHI@NJD: Kane snaps power-play goal past Blackwood
The Devils would take control of the game with five unanswered goals before Kane responded with another tally, his 27th of the season. With the goal, Kane has matched his scoring output from a season ago with 35 games left to play. And he wasn't done.
Brent Seabrook scored the 100th goal of his career late in the second period to cut the Devils lead to 6-3, with Kane assisting on Seabrook's historic marker. Dominik Kahun and Brandon Saad added goals for the Blackhawks in the third, but it wasn't enough as the Devils pulled away in an 8-5 win.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Patrick Kane's historic run of form continued with a four-point night against the Devils (2 G, 2 A). He also racked up 28:50 minutes of ice time in New Jersey, a career high.
STAT OF THE NIGHT: Brent Seabrook became the third Blackhawks defenseman in history to reach 100 goals, joining Doug Wilson (225) and Bob Murray (132) on Monday night.
"Makes so many plays out there. Just looked like we were out of it, but you're never really out of it because he makes a couple plays and then we're right back in it...Didn't want to be playing him as much as we did, obviously with 11 forwards we knew he was going to get more and then he was really good so we put him on the ice. He looked fresh the whole time." - Jeremy Colliton on Patrick Kane's night
"You have to toss it aside. Obviously, you take the positives and negatives from every game, but sometimes games like happen. We know when we're competing hard and playing as a team we can play with every team in the league and be competitive." - Duncan Keith on the loss to NJD
WHAT'S NEXT: The Blackhawks head to New York to face the Rangers on Thursday at 6 p.m. CT. The game can be seen on NBCSCH or streamed at NHL.TV or via the MyTeamsApp, and can be heard on WGN 720.